Rev-Ola Records is a British independent record label formed in 1990 that specializes in reissues, as well as select new releases. The label is headed by Joe Foster, a former child actor and musician/producer. He, along with Alan McGee and Dick Green, formed Creation Records, as well as the band Biff Bang Pow!.

Rev-Ola Records
Parent companyPoppyDisc
Founded1990
FounderJoe Foster
Distributor(s)PoppyDisc/Shellshock/Virtual (US)
GenreEsoterica, pop
Country of originUK United States
LocationGlasgow, Scotland

HistoryEdit

The inspiration for Rev-Ola came from the Creation Records staff's love of finding or compiling old, rare, and bizarre records.[1]

The label was originally a subsidiary of the Creation Records publishing arm, Creation Songs, in which guise it also issued spoken word recordings by William Shatner and Ivor Cutler, as well as first-time reissues by favoured artists, such as Fred Neil and Yma Sumac.

Other executives at Rev-Ola include art director and songwriter Andy Morten, and mastering engineer Norman Blake (of Teenage Fanclub).

After Creation Records shut shop in 1999 Rev-Ola became an imprint of the Glasgow-based PoppyDisc label, founded by Foster with Paul Cardow.

Select list of artists on Rev-OlaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview in "My Favourite Flavour"" (PDF). January/February 2008 : Newsletter of Cherry Red Records. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013.